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Landslides/Avalanches/Sinkholes etc.

Post #1 by GrannyGrottbags » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:40 pm

These subjects are becoming more frequent too and just take a look at the Photo's of our damaged Railway!:

THERE is no end in sight to the severe disruption a landslide has caused for Scunthorpe area rail passengers, according to a leading rail expert.
Sim Harris, managing editor at Railnews, the national newspaper for the British rail industry, says the landslide near Hatfield Colliery that is affecting thousands of North Lincolnshire rail passengers is the worst in decades.The disruption for passengers travelling between Scunthorpe and Doncaster has seen their journeys extended by up to an hour as they take buses to and from their destination.Work cannot begin repairing the track until the landslide stops moving – and officials at Network Rail say they have no idea when this will be.Mr Harris says it could be at least May before normal services resume.
Mr Harris said: "Landslips themselves are not that uncommon and over the last year there have been quite a few because of the heavy rain that we have had.
"There have been a lot of landslips that have not been rail-related, but some railways have been affected.
"This one is certainly the worst in my recollection and you have to go back a long way to find anything of this nature.
"In 1953, there were floods along the east coast service near Newcastle, where bridges were washed away.
"I don't think I have seen anything like this in recent memory. I don't recall anything as serious as this.
"There is no end in sight."
http://www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk/end-s ... z2LkUwyYCr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... WqtDwRCPPA

Heavy rains in recent weeks have caused a major landslide in Subiza (Cendea of ​​Galar) that has devastated rural roads, farms and caused serious damage to two electrical towers that are at serious risk of falling. The landslide is located on the southeast slope of Mount of Forgiveness, towards Bells, and therefore did not affect any house in this small town of Basin, about 190 inhabitants. The dimensions of the land mass, dragged stones and vegetation, as a result of heavy rainfall are calculated such that can reach 800 meters long and 700 wide. “It is of immense dimensions, and quite tremendous.” I’ve never seen one this big slide,” claimed yesterday Esteban Faci, geologist of the Government of Navarre, in an initial field assessment. Continuous rains, during January and February, along with the snowmelt, are behind this spectacular landslide, which began about three or four weeks, according to Ismael Amatriain. As if it were a glacier, the tongue of land, rocks and vegetation has shifted gradually from the hillside, taking about six or seven fields of wheat and barley crops with it. It has also destroyed three rural roads; sometimes breaking them so dramatically that you could see a stretch perfectly, you can see where the next, 10 or 15 feet had moved. In addition, roads, are covered by tons of earth in places, and have large and deep cracks. The council has sealed off many of these roads, making access totally impassable. The landslide also destroyed a cattle track that crossed the region.
http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... -en-subiza

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